Apostasy in God's Church

If you are a Seventh-day Adventist, answer these questions:
1. Why are so many SDA churches around the world choosing to become independent self-supporting churches, and associate members of the International Association of Free Seventh-day Adventists?
2. What has been the denominational track record that has led the movement raised up by God, into the Omega of Apostasy we were warned would come?

Answers to these questions are given in the following Theses:


My 95 Theses Plus One
2010 with Revision in August 2012

By Richard C. Vaughn

Proverbs 23:10 “Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:”
Compromise upon compromise in doctrine and standards, the Seventh-day Adventist Church today is in a most deplorable condition. God’s prophet to His church in the last days advised us, “Please read the third chapter [of Jeremiah]. This chapter is a lesson for modern Israel. Let all who claim to be children of God understand that He will not serve with their sins any more than He would with the sins of ancient Israel. God hates hereditary and cultivated tendencies to wrong.” (Letter 34, 1899). And what does the third chapter say that applies to modern Israel? Verses 2, 3 “…and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness. Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.” Verses 13-15 “Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD. Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Verses 20-25 “Surely [as] a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD. A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping [and] supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, [and] they have forgotten the LORD their God. Return, ye backsliding children, [and] I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou [art] the LORD our God. Truly in vain [is salvation hoped for] from the hills, [and from] the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God [is] the salvation of Israel. For shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters. We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.”

It is with a most heavy heart, that I as a Seventh-day Adventist, have been and continue to be an eye and ear witness to the deplorable progressive situation that my denomination has gotten itself into since the alpha of apostasy as stated by our prophet in 1SM. “Be not deceived; many will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. We have now before us the alpha of this danger. The omega will be of a most startling nature.” {1SM 197.4}
The Omega of the apostasy is not future, for today we are in the heart of it. Reading church magazines and viewing church TV programming, one would think that everything is wonderful in the world church. Why certainly the General Conference could proudly state, “I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing.” But God does not see our church in this condition as He states, “…knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:”

It is wretched because it has thrown out the blue prints given by God through His prophet in favor of fallible human philosophy, human devising and human planning. It is miserable because the church is oblivious to the condition as God sees it. Poor because it has attained fabulous wealth and goods, and is unaware of its spiritual poverty. It is blind because it has thrown out the seer. Ellen White cannot even have her name mentioned in many SDA churches, let alone the counsels from what she was shown. It is naked because she wishes to wear the unacceptable garment of ecumenism.


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